Elevation

22,493 ft / 6,856 m

Prominence

3,415 ft / 1,041 m

Range

Khumbu Himal

Summits

5 summits

Top climbing months

November   66%

February   16%

May   16%

Most climbed route

via South west Ridge

Class 5

Highlights

  • Nicknamed the "Matterhorn of the Himalayas" for its dramatic, towering summit and impressive aesthetics.
  • Third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions
  • Most popular route by far is the Southwest Ridge. On the way up, climbers typically set up 3 camps along the ridge in incredible perches with dizzying exposure.

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